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Sat. Dec 2, 2017     11:00AM - 5:00PM
Annual Holiday Open House.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
Well-behaved children always welcomed
Free but donations are encouraged.

December 2, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"Christmas Night 1776: How They Crossed"
Speaker: William Welsch
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sun Nov 19, 2017     3:00PM - 5:00PM
This Place Matters Series
"The Green Book." Speaker, Carlton Hall from the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
A look at a previously undocumented time in the pre-Civil Rights era and the difficulties that African-American motorists faced in obtaining gas, food, and lodging.
Co-sponsored by Cooch's Bridge DAR
Well-behaved children always welcomed
Suggested donation at the door includes coffee

Carlton Hall from the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs offers a look at a previously undocumented time in the pre-Civil Rights era and the difficulties that African-American motorists faced in obtaining gas, food, and lodging.

With segregation limiting services to African-American travelers in the 1920s-1965 era, travel by car or train was difficult. One of the very few gas companies that would sell to African-Americans was the former Standard Oil Company at its Esso Stations. These stations also sold a small publication called "The Negro Green Book," which listed businesses that would sell to Negroes. A comment from the original 1936 edition states:

"With the introduction of this travel guide... it has been our idea to give the Negro traveler information that will keep him from running into difficulties, embarrassments, and to make his trips more enjoyable."

This included restaurants, gas stations, and hotels where African-American travelers could trade. Researchers at the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs have uncovered that only four towns in Delaware were listed in various editions of the guide book: Wilmington, Townsend, Dover, and Laurel. Carlton Hall from the Division will discuss this information at the program as well as offer the audience a look at a contemporary children's book that teaches new generations about this time in American history. "Ruth and the Green Book," available for checkout at the library, tells the story of discrimination in a way that children can understand.

Sat Nov 18, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"Abductions in the American Revolution:
Attempts to Kidnap George Washington and Other Leaders"
Speaker: Author, Christian McBurney
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sun Oct 15,2017     3:00 PM-5:00 PM
This Place Matters Series
Brandywine Springs Amusement Park: Sam's Letter. Talk by Mark Lawlor.
Co-sponsored by Cooch's Bridge DAR
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee

Sat Oct 14, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"Remember Paoli"
Speaker: Jim Christ, Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sun Sept 17,2017     3:00 PM-5:00 PM
This Place Matters Series
Frank Furness and Wilmington's Water Street Station. Talk by Jim Tevebaugh, AIA
Co-sponsored by Cooch's Bridge DAR
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee

Sat September 16, 2017     5:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware
Annual Lafayette's Birthday Party. The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend. Covered Dish Dinner. Bring Your Families and a dish to pass.
Chuck Schwam, American Friends of Lafayette, speaker
Co-sponsored by People-to-People Delaware and L'Alliance Francaise de Wilmington.
Children are Cordially Invited to Attend

Tue August 22, 2017     9:30PM - Noon
Sunshine Plein Air Artists.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
Note: If you would like to join this group of painters,
please visit their website www.facebook.com/groups/SunshineArtists/
for continuing announcements throughout the summer.
For more information, please contact: Emily Reed at ereed@udel.edu.

Tue August 15, 2017     9:30PM - Noon
Sunshine Plein Air Artists.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
Note: If you would like to join this group of painters,
please visit their website www.facebook.com/groups/SunshineArtists/
for continuing announcements throughout the summer.
For more information, please contact: Emily Reed at ereed@udel.edu.

Sat August 12, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"John Jay: Can a Chief Justice Love God?"
Speaker: Author, Phil Webster, M.Div.
Co-sponsored by the Delaware Huguenot Society
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sun July 16, 2017     3:00PM - 5:00PM
This Place Matters Series
Mermaid Tavern on Limestone Road. Talk by Sallie Akester.
Co-sponsored by Cooch's Bridge DAR
Well-behaved children always welcomed
Suggested donation of $3 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sat July 15, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"Carrying Tea on the Delaware River & Bay."
Speaker: Marcos Salaverria of Lewes Historical Society.
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

In December 1773, the Philadelphia Committee on Tarring & Feathering issued a decree that no Delaware pilot should aid the ship Polly, carrying tea, up the Delaware Bay & River. A copy of this decree is on display inside of The Lewes Historical Society's Cannonball House Maritime Museum. Speaker Marcos Salaverria will speak on the role the transport of tea along the Delaware Bay and River affected a well-known historic event, the Boston Tea party.

Sun June 18, 2017     3:00 PM-5:00 PM
This Place Matters Series
Update on Renovations to Delaware Historical Society. Talk by Scott Loehr, Director DHS
Co-sponsored by Cooch's Bridge DAR
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sat June 17, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"Mrs. John Dickinson: Mary Norris Dickinson"
Speaker: Evelyn Swensson. Although best-known as a conductor and composer, Evelyn Dickinson Swensson is also a popular lecturer and educator.
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sat May 13, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"General Daniel Morgan: One of the Most Important American Revolutionary War Generals"
Speaker: Bob Sheridan, Prof Emeritus, Rutgers University (Former Professor, University of Delaware, Dept of Geology)
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sat May 6, 2017     (Rain or shine) 12:00 - 4:00PM
White Clay Creek Fest
Carpenter Recreation Area, White Clay Creek State Park (on your right, north of Clayton Hall near the Pennsylvania border)
If you would like to help staff the Hale Byrnes table that day, please Email us.

Sun April 9, 2017     3:00 PM-5:00 PM
This Place Matters Series
Allee House at Bombay Hook. Talk by Rachel Marks.
Co-sponsored by Delaware Huguenot Society & Cooch's Bridge DAR
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sat April 8, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's--Prosperity"
Speaker: Edward Lengel, Chief Historian at the White House Historical Association.
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

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